IMMORTAL BELOVED – The choreography is based on Beethoven's letter to an unknown addressee from 1812. Duett reacts musically to his 10th piano sonata, which the Czech composer Sonority moves to the contemporary sound. The choreography works with different compositions and movement approaches, breaking classic dance elements into contemporary and postmodern shapes. The result is an emotional duet of man and woman.
WITHOUT TOUCH – contemporary short choreography focusing on the possibilities of connecting a dancer who plays the violin herself and a violinist who dances herself. We want to explore these parallels and differences in the author's piece by Martin Dvořák and Jitka Břízová. The theme of the choreography is proximity, distance, connectedness, separation. In music, movement, space.
The Czech choreographer, dancer, stage director and teacher Martin Dvořák has been critically acclaimed internationally as a truly versatile artist, whose movement and expression idiom ranges from classical, neoclassical, through modern, contemporary and alternative ballet, dance and music theatre styles, to performing arts. He was born in Brno, where he attended the dance conservatory. While still a student, he was engaged with the National Theatre in Brno. After graduating, he performed with Laterna magika and the Prague Chamber Ballet. Since 2001, he has mainly lived and worked abroad. As a soloist, he was engaged at the Volksoper Wien/Tanztheater Wien, the Bern Ballett, the Tanztheater/Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck and the Landestheater in Linz, where as a member of the ballet company he performed lead roles in grand modern epic works.
As a guest, he danced with the Magyar Festival Ballet in Budapest, the Ballett Vorpommern, the Stadttheater Fürth, the Staatstheater Darmstadt and the Staatstheater Kassel, as well as, most significantly, English National Opera in London, the Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre based in County Longford, Ireland, and Austria’s Tanztheater Homunculus, Tanz Company Gervasi, Ich bin OK Dance Company and Theater an der Wien/Kammeroper Wien. To date, he has worked with almost 50 choreographers on more than a hundred projects, while he himself has created over 50. He has collaborated with opera directors at the Wiener Staatsoper, Teatro Regio Torino, Oper Frankfurt, Oper Graz, Oper Köln, Theater Regensburg, National Theatre in Prague, Landestheater Linz and Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck. While working abroad, he has remained in close contact with the Czech cultural scene, serving as the artistic director of the ProART Festival and the ProART Company, which has focused on new choreographic concepts for classical music and literature treating contemporary social topics.
As a creator, he has worked for the National Theatre in Brno, the F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. Martin Dvořák has enhanced international collaboration, creative networks and cross-genre dialogue between artists in Austria, Germany, Poland, the UK, France, Hungary, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Kenya, South Korea, Slovakia and Malta. He has attended yoga classes in India and has a master’s degree in movement research from the Anton Bruckner Privat Universität in Linz.